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NWPCA Announces New VP, Public Affairs

General News

The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (“NWPCA”) has named Jason Ortega, JD/MBA as Vice President, Public Affairs. As VP, Public Affairs he directs NWPCA’s federal advocacy program, builds national and state-level relationships with other forest industry and supply chain partners, and manages the association’s Political Action Committee. He started with NWPCA on Monday, July 26th.

Jason Ortega

Mr. Ortega joins NWPCA from Lobbyit, a DC-based government affairs firm, where he most recently served as Vice President. He has designed and implemented advocacy strategies for many industry associations throughout his career, including those with significant agricultural and environmental concerns. For the past three years Mr. Ortega has served as NWPCA’s external lobbyist, helping develop our government affairs and PAC strategies, as well as successfully developing bipartisan relationships throughout Congress on our behalf.

Mr. Ortega holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Adventist University and a JD/MBA from The Ohio State University, and is also fluent in Spanish.

“Jason’s work ethic, attitude, proven success, and clear desire to advance NWPCA’s strategic interests makes him a great asset for our team and NWPCA’s membership,” said Brent McClendon, President and CEO of NWPCA. “At this important juncture for our industry and the global economy, we need someone with Jason’s experience to proactively seek new opportunities, further advance our advocacy efforts and develop new partnerships, that further drives value to our members and grows our industry.”

Mr. Ortega can be reached at


The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals in the world, with more than 670 company members in 28 countries who manufacture, repair and distribute pallets and wood packaging in unit-load solutions, or who supply products and services to the industry. To learn more about NWPCA,?visit


Annette Ferri – Vice President Communications – – (703) 519-6104 ext. 207

Source: The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association